Charleston church shooter’s friends describe racist views as survivors recall playing dead

churchpic1Survivors of Wednesday’s horrific mass shooting at a South Carolina church played dead to avoid the gunman’s attention, congregants said Thursday as more details were revealed about the crime and the shooter’s hatred for African-Americans.

Nine people were killed Wednesday when 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into a Bible study class at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, stayed until the session was about to end, then opened fire. Roof was arrested Thursday in North Carolina and extradited back to South Carolina ahead of a scheduled Friday bond hearing.

Cynthia Taylor, whose 87-year-old aunt Susie Jackson was among the victims, told the Associated Press that shooting survivor Felecia Sanders told Taylor that Sanders had played dead as she lay on top of her granddaughter to protect her during the shooting. Another survivor, a trustee of the church, said Roof told her he would let her live so that she could tell others what had happened.

  • teaman

    Sooooooo, it’s a hate crime! It’s Racism! It’s just a guy wanting to use his gun! It’s a white supremacist~~~~~!
    How about we talk about something else for a change! Let’s assume, that Racism never ever existed. In that case, this young man would have stayed home and watched TV or played video games! He wouldn’t have any reason for, or be angry to kill people…..right!
    Watching Fox and Friends this morning I heard all about the above but you know what, I did not here one word about his mental condition. No one pointed out that just like the majority of all past shooters, HE WAS ON PRESCRIPTION PSYCHOBABBLE DRUGS! Now, why is it that NO ONE is investigating these psychobabble idiots that are constantly prescribing these awful drugs to people they know cannot be fixed and need to be supervised/controlled 24/7! But NOOOOOO, they pump them full of proven psychotic drugs that don’t work and send them on their way back out into society! All they do, in most cases, is mask the symptoms and will NOT fix the problem! You would think by now, these psychobabble dummies would learn that you cannot fix a broken mind with drugs!
    Oh, come on now, we have a scape goat…..the gun! Yep, that’s the problem! The “GUN” wanted to kill people so it found a 21 year old with a mental defect and said, “let’s get together and go kill some black folk for they are diffidently the cause of mine and your pain”! But, of course, this is what idiots, from the White House on down do, they like to blame an inanimate object for a problem(s) that they don’t have the guts to face! IT’S RACISM, WHITE SUREMACY, IT’S THE GUN! I am tired of hearing this crap!!!
    I compare it to drug abuse! Let’s go after the drug suppliers and pushers but let’s pet, pamper, and appease the user……not willing to admit that if they got a handle on the use(er), there would be no profits for the supplier or pusher! Do you get the comparison? It’s the supplier and pusher and NEVER the user!
    But, what more can I say, our Nation is driven by stupidity at every level!

    • truthseeker

      He went there to the Church and did not just jump in and shoot. You can look at him and know something was wrong with him. At no time did anyone just sit with him and listen. A doctor had to write the prescription and I wonder how when the Patient is suppose to be given some kind of counseling and not just be used as a Lab rat . A lot of drugs will break down you ability to reason for yourself, so you are controlled by another party who will give you instruction .

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